Magic Kingdom is made up of six lands and the land of the west, is appropriately called Frontierland. Join the great Americans that have conquered the lands of the west. They have opened up the Union to Manifest Destiny and the riches of the Wild West. Here at Frontierland you will witness first hand what thrills arise when the east meets west! Frontierland borders other lands such as Adventureland, Liberty Square, and Rivers of America. We may not be in the horse and wagon era anymore, but we can still experience the rush those pioneers felt when they discovered new lands. Can you imagine that you’re traveling in caravan of pioneers and you are the first one to see the Grand Canyon? This is the feeling you get the first time you arrive in Frontierland.
Splash Mountain: This ride is one of the most recognized and most popular rides not only in Frontierland but also in the Magic Kingdom. Splash Mountain is a fast paced ride that takes riders barreling down 5 stories into a watery lagoon. Although this may not be a very tall or fast ride, it is still exhilarating for all those who ride it. Also, be prepared to get wet. The ride does live up to its name: Splash Mountain.
Big Thunder Mountain: Climb aboard this run-a-way mine train and hang on! Of coarse it’s not really that intense but it’s a fun ride for all. Big Thunder Mountain was built on 2 ½ acres of land that is in the center of the Frontier Land. There’s not a big drop on this one like Splash Mountain, but there are plenty twists and sharp curves. Also, there is lots of realistic scenery that puts you right back in time with the old pioneers of the Klondike gold rush. On this ride you can see waterfalls and even an old ghost town called Tumbleweed.
Tom Sawyer Island: This Beautiful island oasis is nestled in between Frontierland and Liberty Square. Children especially love this island because this is a chance for them to spread out and burn some built up energy from waiting in lines. There are many things to do on the island. The children can explore the tunnels and walkways that span the island. The main way to enter the island is by raft, but there is a somewhat hidden bridge. This is a place to relax and let the kids run around and have fun while parents take a seat at Aunt Polly’s dockside Inn.
Frontierland Shooting Arcade: this classic style shooting range is equipped with a bank, hotel, cemetery, and even a jail. You get to shoot 97 targets and each one of them has a different reaction when you shoot them. Each play is 25 cents but they only charge to prevent people from over playing and hogging the game. This makes it more likely that you will get your turn to shoot something.
“The year is 2006 and the great explorer Jacob and his friend Matthew are on a hunt for undiscovered land. It just rained and there doesn’t seem to be a soul in sight. This is a great time to find gold and any other treasure that may be waiting for them. They whisk their way through the trails made by the Indians from years past. “Oh look;” says Jacob, “there is a tunnel!” Matthew and Jacob both run to see the newly discover treasure. “Jacob! Matthew! Time to go to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad,” calls a voice in the distance. “Oh yeah!” the boys cry. This was a narrative of my kids’ adventure on Tom Sawyer Island in the Frontierland. This is what Disney is all about, the endless fun and adventure that happens from morning until night.”
-World’s #1 Dad
Goofy´s Country Character Jamboree: Formerly known as the Diamond Horseshoe Saloon. This theater has been many things and now it has changed into a grand western show that brings all of your Disney favorites into a pioneer setting. This 20 minute show features stars like Woody, Jessie, Chip & Dale and the G himself. Goofy sings and dances to country music and tunes like ‘cotton eyed Joe!’ You and the whole family will have a rootin’ tootin’ time! Definitely not a place to relax this is a place to get down and do some dancing. Yee-Haw! Partners lets do some square dancing to some good old songs from the heartland! This is a new ride that is set to open July 1st of 2007 so be sure to get in line at least 15 minutes before show time so you can get a good spot to see the show.
Country Bear Jamboree: Located in Grizzle Hall, this is a 15-minute show that will keep you laughing all day. The theme is a backwoods country western show ran by the bears! This is not a Winnie the Pooh show, it’s a hip-pity hop-pity country show. There are a number of things that can happen at anytime when you’re dealing with country bears!
Pecos Bill’s Tall Tale Café: This is the spot to find fresh homemade chili made thick to fill you up fast. Here you can also grab a hot wrapped sandwich or a hamburger basket with curly fries and ice cold soda. Great American food from the great American West.
Aunt Polly’s Dockside Inn: Relax, don’t worry your at the Aunt Polly’s Dockside Inn. This is a seasonal eatery that is nestled away on Tom Sawyer Island. Here you can sit back and watch the kids run around a burn some energy. The food they offer is mainly snack food but they do have a wide variety of beverages.
Frontier Land Fries: This little hut is serving the worlds most famous French fries. McDonalds golden crisp French fries. Small, medium, or extra large they have the size to fit you and your craving for these delectable slices of potatoes. Now with zero trans-fats so they’re better for you!
Briar Patch: located at the bottom of the “big” drop of Splash Mountain. Don’t worry, you won’t get wet. This is a wonderful little shop that offers a large selection of Winnie the Pooh merchandise. You may feel like your walking through the hundred acre woods. But really, you’re in the heart of FrontierLand.
Trail Creek Hat Shop: Are you tired of the same old baseball cap? Then you need some new head gear. Stop on in to the Trail creek Hat Shop to browse this unique selection of western and Disney hats. There is something for everyone to enjoy.
Prairie Outpost & Supply: Just like the old general store out west, this store has all sorts of hand woven goods and western wear. All the class and style of the hometown market with a Disney touch!